Hands-On #1: Technique on Combining Factual Content with Stories

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How do you make sure that when using stories in your lesson, you still drill down to the details of the content?  

One of the most challenging tasks in Story-Based Learning Design is combining facts within the story.  

This WOW series explains an actual demo on a technical production content and how characters have a conversation.  

Video by Ray to explain the demo

Demo is Downtime

1 Use an event with characters having conversations.
2 Discuss the factual content, like statistics and data, that are relevant to the story.
3 Never insert a fact if it is not within the context of the story.
4 Add more facts as references to support the information used within the story.

See related Tips:

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Ray Jimenez, PhD
Vignettes Learning
“Helping Learners Learn Their Way”